Somalia and Wikileaks By Nasr Ibn Othmann Dec. 20, 2010

Julian Assange of Wikileaks

There can be no doubt that the release of the U.S. State Department diplomatic cables, by the Wikileaks organisation, is a triumph of journalism. The fact that certain sections of the political establishment inside America are mounting a campaign directed against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is a testament to the raw power of this remarkable phenomenon. Assange should be commended, not prosecuted, for his efforts. The fact that Wikileaks has successfully revitalised the art of global journalism, in spite of the mind-blowing incompetence of the American mainstream, in a very short period of time is something very impressive.

The fact is that Wikileaks, an organisation that genuinely pursues the principles of freedom so speech—unlike the bulk of the mainstream media in the West which merely pays lip service to it—has shaken up the corridors of power, by speaking the truth to power. This is indeed an important development. Perhaps, in years to come, nothing remotely like the treasure trove of confidential government documents currently being released by Wikileaks, shall ever be presented to the public as a consequence of the legal backlash that has been stimulated by the noble actions of Mr. Assange and his colleagues.

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